[swift-evolution] ed/ing, InPlace, Set/SetAlgebra naming resolution

Stephen Canon scanon at apple.com
Thu Feb 11 13:22:28 CST 2016

> On Feb 11, 2016, at 2:19 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
> Non-Mutating, returning new value: unioned(with), intersected(with), exclusiveOred(with)
> Reasoning:
> * I think the -ing endings sound unnatural, stilted, and unmathematical. They make me wince.
> So do the -ed versions, IMO. That's why -InPlace is such a convenient suffix.

“exclusiveOr” is pretty awkward too.  I would tend to call this either “xor” or “symmetricDifference”.

– Steve
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